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is it illegal to drive with a headlight out?

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  • Mar 28 2006 03:20 AM
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:20 AM

I have no money for a new one but just got a warning from a cop for speeding (5mph over) and headlight out. I don't really have the money to replace it but can I get a ticket next time if I get pulled over for the headlight being out?
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:23 AM

i believe so, it might depend on the state your in tho. just got to a junkyard and find a headlight.. even if its not for your car just tape it in for a tempariry replacement.. lol thats what i did

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:23 AM

Usually, yea.
Try not driving around in the dark
And a headlight only costs about 8$. Just buy one at a store and replace it yourself.
Easy.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:24 AM

Usually, yea.
Try not driving around in the dark
And a headlight only costs about 8$. Just buy one at a store and replace it yourself.
Easy.

Awesome I didn't know headlights were so cheap I can do around $20.00 dollars thats not bad.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:28 AM

hah i didnt realize that either, time to go buy me a new headlight 2 :smoking:

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:31 AM

Yeah, you can get a ticket for it. Like someone said previously, you can get headlamps real cheap, i think they are like $5 for regular ones (i dont know the name) and like $8-$10 for a halogen bulb.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:33 AM

ya u can but dude..... a warning for 5mph over the limit??? wat kinda small town fuckin cops are u dealing with lol

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:36 AM

Usually they'l cite you, warn you, and say you have to have it fixed within a certain number of days. If you get pulled over again, you'll be ticketed.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:41 AM

All you need is the bulb... you should be able to take the whole light peice out and then unscrew the bulb from theb ack and put the new one in.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:46 AM

the smart thing to do is get two. if one's out, the other one should be going soon too (assuming you put them in around the same time)

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:12 PM

the smart thing to do is get two. if one's out, the other one should be going soon too (assuming you put them in around the same time)


it always seems to be the case. while youre out gettin headlamps, get your cars rear brake and or blinker lights too. theyre only 3 bucks and keep em in the glovebox. you dont want to be chiefin in the car and some hobag pulls you over because your cadles arent lit.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:36 PM

that does seem wierd being pulled over for going 5mph over the speed limit.




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